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Poster: adks12020 Date: Dec 21, 2011 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Solo now on Archive

I'm not sure that I would want to see Bob solo acoustic but his contribution to the Dead is undeniable. There is no way the Grateful Dead would have sounded the way they did without his playing and singing. His rhythm playing is just so unique and distinctive. Yes he is the king of cheese but he's a legend and doesn't get enough respect.

As far as Ratdog goes. I haven't seen them a ton...maybe 10 times and there was some good and some bad. I saw them in in Albany, NY at the Palace Theater in 2007 and it was damn good. That may have been due to Steve Kimock sitting in that night but it was a really fun show and a sick setlist... http://www.archive.org/details/Ratdog2007-11-03.RD07-11-03

I have to agree with not wanting Bob to sing Mission in the Rain, or Brokedown Palace for that matter, with Furthur. I wish he would stop doing that. He just doesn't have the vocal chops for those kind of sings.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 21, 2011 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Solo now on Archive

All the best Phil shows happened with Kimock too. He's a HUGE ingredient for magic imo

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Poster: adks12020 Date: Dec 21, 2011 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Solo now on Archive

Kimock is most definitely HUGE...I'm a massive Kimock fan. IMHO he is one of the best (both talent wise and skill wise) guitarists out there today. Some of the best played, most exploratory and most interesting shows I've ever seen have been Steve Kimock Band shows. That band he had with Alphonso Johnson, Mitch Stein and Rodney Holmes is one of the greatest bands I've ever heard/seen. It was like their brains were fused to work as one.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 21, 2011 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Solo now on Archive

agree. Him and his band ( right before Vega left ) came up here in 03 for two shows. Two of the best shows and closest to having " it" that I've ever seen

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Dec 21, 2011 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Solo now on Archive

I saw that show at the Palace and it got me into Bobby. I went to a few early shows(96-98) and didn't care for them. Avoided Ratdog for years till a friend got me a tix to that show. I would rate the Palace and the few Ratdog I saw after that higher than the 09 Dead shows I saw. Way better chemistry and flow probably due to the band playin together for a while. I caught a couple of the recent Furthur shows and they were way up there, wish they would bring in a sax though love the horns.
As far as Bobby alone acoustic I like what i've seen on Youtube and give him credit for even doing it. It takes big balls to get up there solo and lay it out there. Not a big fan when he sings the Jerry balad though.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Dec 22, 2011 2:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Solo now on Archive

I was there the first time Bobby sang Mission live...it was actually pretty cool at the time.